I recently found an article written by Chris Bailey on ways to make better use of your time. I know we all struggle with time management, so I wanted to paraphrase and share his tips.
1. Slow down
Slowing down to get more out of your time may seem counterintuitive, but when you actually slow down, you will find that what you do becomes a lot more meaningful.
2. Structure your free time
People are oddly more motivated and focused at work because of the structure work provides, try structuring your free time.
3. Keep a time diary to see what you’re doing wrong
Keeping a time diary of how exactly you spend your time throughout the day is one of the most powerful ways to discover how you can better use your time.
4. Do less
When you do fewer things, you spread your time over less, and so you have much more of yourself to give to everything you do.
5. Think about what matters most to you
Everyone spends their time differently. Think about what you really, truly care the most about, then invest your time in what you care about.
6. Focus on high-leverage activities
Some people invest their time into low-leverage activities (such as watching TV), which they get almost nothing out of, instead, you could invest into a much higher leverage activity, like reading, having coffee with someone you want to learn from, exercising, writing or meditating.
7. Know how little time you have, and live accordingly
You really don’t have that much time when you take into account time working, sleeping, eating, and household chores. Know just how little time you have and make the best use of it.